We are pleased to announce the Gunung Raung Expedition 2017 in preparation for the Trek For Hope Nepal 2017 EBC and Island Peak’s team.
Mount Raung is one of the most active volcanoes in Java island, the angriest among all its brothers including the more famous Kawah Ijen. Clearly meant for only the bold and bravest, get yourself ready for goosebumps when you attempt to conquer its peak and hearing it is roar.
Often said to be harder than Rinjani, this 3332 masl gunung provides a great challenge to those who craves it
Please note that this is a very advanced training session. Mt Raung is not touristy for a reason, it has a high degree of difficulty due to prolonged hike from one basecamp to another, loose and steep grounds requiring basic mountaineering skills.
Round trip summit attack may take up to 15 hours (Camp VI -> summit-> Camp VI). This is on top of tackling a total of nine campsite three days before that ( ~5-8 hours hike daily).
Height phobia is strictly no no for this hike, if you are afraid of going down Rinjani/Agung or Semeru summit without a guide holding your hands, forget about this hike. SAFETY is of its most importance, listen and follow the guide instructions at all time.
The Itinerary (further details will be provided at later date):
Landed at Surabaya Airport (night flight preferred)
10 PM pick up bus ride to Kalibaru, Banyuwangi (10hours ride, sleep otw)
Reached basecamp I of Raung
Take ojek (motorbike taxi) to pondok Sunarya
start trekking to camp II, ~5-6 hours
Set campsite, rest
Trekking from Camp II until Camp VI, ~5-6 hours
Briefing and training on basic mountaineering (good if you know some basic beforehand)
Set campsite, rest
Summit attack, early morning 04.00AM
Camp VI-> Camp IX, Puncak bendera, set up harness & safety equipment
Rappeling to go to Puncak Tusuk Gigi (false rim peak)
Raung Sejati Summit (True Peak)
Descent back to Camp VI
Camp VI back to Basecamp Raung
back to Surabaya
14 Feb 2017
Transfer to airport
Back to Singapore
Land Cost: $500
What does your package include?
An English speaking guide and porters
All ground transportation
3 main course meals a day while trekking
All government and local taxes
What does your package not include?
Flights To/From Surabaya
Meals while not on the trek
Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.
Tips for the guide, porters and driver
Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances
Registration and Payment Details:
Step 1- via ATM/Bank transfer to ADVENTURES UNLIMITED, DBS CURRENT A/C - 0039351950
Step 2: Whatapp proof of payment receipt to tel: 91040365
(IMPORTANT: PLEASE INDICATE "MT RAUNG 2017")
Step 3 Receipt for payment will be issued and you will be added into a dedicated whatsapp chat for this trip.
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